Politicians know immediately when big donations come in. Shouldn’t you?
With Citizens United and McCutcheon, there’s more money in politics than ever. We think it’s time to give voters better tools to track it.
Do you agree? Join the movement to pass the Real Time Transparency Act. Here’s three things you can do RIGHT NOW:
- Sign our petition calling on Congress to pass the bill: http://snlg.ht/1v3X6ZC
- Write a letter to the editor of your hometown newspaper: http://snlg.ht/1v3Xibe
- Share one of our political cartoons: http://snlg.ht/1s8swQp
Join our fight to give power back to the voters - It’s time to tell Congress: #showusthemoney in real time!
Using code and statistical models, we created an interactive #dataviz tool that will show you exactly where (almost) every legislator in America stands on the political spectrum.
Read more about how it was done (and look at the open source code) here: http://snlg.ht/1uYtU6l
via the Upshot: How often does Congress talk about Benghazi?
Hello, Internet. Here is a visualization that shows how much Comcast and Time Warner interests contributed to key members of the House Judiciary Committee, which today held a hearing to discuss the corporate giants’ planned merger. Hover over the member to find out how much ComcastTWC money they reaped in recent election cycles.
It’s a little finicky in Tumblr, but we’re very aware of your burning passion for interactive click-things, so we wanted to do right by you. Enjoy!
The DATA Act gets Floor Charted!
U.S. Precipitation Map
Some spring showers data for you.
Earth Day rhetoric: Some fun (?) facts, via National Journal
1. Usage of the term “Earth Day” by Congress has waxed and waned during the last decade-and-a-half.
2. In recent years, it’s been a pretty partisan breakdown.
3. Case in point: No Republicans have uttered the words “Earth Day” on the House or Senate floor since 2010.
This viz uses Sunlight’s Capitol Words tool. Check it out!
From our friends at OpenSecrets.org: How the Supreme Court’s recent McCutcheon decision created a ‘multiplying effect’ of campaign cash.